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Wellness in higher education : a transformative framework for health related disciplines

Goss, Halima Bebe, Cuddihy, Thomas F., & Tomson, Michaud (Lois) (2010) Wellness in higher education : a transformative framework for health related disciplines. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 1(2), pp. 29-36.

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Abstract

The perceived benefits of Wellness Education in University environments are substantiated by a number of studies in relation to the place, impact and purpose of Wellness curricula. Many authors recommend that Wellness curriculum design must include personal experiences, reflective practice and active self-managed learning approaches in order to legitimise the adoption of Wellness as a personal lifestyle approach. Wellness Education provides opportunities to engage in learning self-regulation skills both within and beyond the context of the Wellness construct. Learner success is optimised by creating authentic opportunities to develop and practice self regulation strategies that facilitate making meaning of life's experiences. Such opportunities include provision of options for self determined outcomes and are scaffolded according to learner needs; thus, configuring a learner-centred curriculum in Wellness Education would potentially benefit by overlaying principles from the domains of Self Determination Theory, Self Regulated Learning and Transformative Education Theory to highlight authentic, transformative learning as a lifelong approach to Wellness.

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ID Code: 41048
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Wellness Education, Tansformative Learning, Self-Regulation
ISSN: 1837-7130 (online) 1837-7122 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Counselling (111710)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Medicine Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc.
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2011 07:19
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 10:30

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